Tag: Vacation Rentals

The Litchfield Company Adds Beach Houses to Vacation Rental Inventory with Merger

The Litchfield Company Adds Beach Houses to Vacation Rental Inventory with Merger

At the threshold of a brand new decade, The Litchfield Company Real Estate and The Lachicotte Company/Christie’s International/NAI Commercial Real Estate announced a merger sure to propel these two powerhouse companies into the stratosphere of coastal real estate sales and rentals.

The integration of two of the longest-standing and most reputable real estate/rental companies on the Waccamaw Neck has already spurred an atmosphere of excitement for an industry that has spawned phenomenal success to both companies, but what will it mean going forward?

The linking of these two powerhouse companies will now comprise approximately 160 agents with sales of more than $300M in 2019 and the largest vacation rental company in the area with over 700 vacation and annual rental properties.

“The merger with The Lachicotte Company is a natural fit, given our similarities in culture and the progressive delivery of full-service real estate sales and rentals,” said Vice President and Broker-in-Charge of The Litchfield Company, William B. Davis, Jr. He adds, “The combined strength of The Litchfield Company and The Lachicotte Company will bolster our ability to deliver ever-higher quality real estate and vacation rental services to our clients and customers.”

The rental arm of The Litchfield Company, Litchfield Beach Vacation Rentals, will now incorporate the Lachicotte portfolio of beach vacation home rentals in Pawleys Island, the Litchfield beaches, and Debordieu Colony. “This merger is great news for guests and rental property owners from both companies. The combined reach of our company databases and marketing platforms will exponentially increase options for our guests as well as exposure and potential revenue for our owners,”  Bill Baldree, Managing Partner of The Litchfield Company Vacation Rentals, explains.

The Litchfield Company recognizes the importance and value of the Lachicotte legacy in the area and plans to continue the name, as well as the two existing affiliations of CHRISTIE’S International Real Estate and NAI-Commercial. Lachicotte Broker-in-Charge, Kathy Besse notes, “The values that The Litchfield Company operates under align so well with our professionals at Lachicotte. We have unique chemistry in our office with amazing agents and staff, as does The Litchfield Company—we are excited to be combining these two powerful teams.”

Top 4 Reasons To Join The Litchfield Company Rental Program

Drone of Litchfield Beach

Top 4 Reasons To Join The Litchfield Company Rental Program

If you’re fortunate enough to own a vacation condo or beach house in Pawleys Island, you’re in possession of some of the most relaxing square footage available along the entire east coast! But unfortunately, sometimes you have to say goodbye and leave your beloved property behind when you return home.

Instead of leaving your property unused, why not turn it into a source of passive income? The Litchfield Company has over 40 years experience in rental property management of beach houses and condos in Pawleys Island and has earned the trust of hundreds of satisfied partner owners.

So what can The Litchfield Company offer to you and your property? Here are the top four reasons to allow The Litchfield Company to represent your Pawleys Island condo or beach house.

Drone of Litchfield Beach

1.) Marketing

The Litchfield Company strives to market your Pawleys Island condo or beach house and place it front and center among vacation properties, catching the eyes of thousands of potential travelers. Our state-of-the-art website features real-time booking, gorgeous high-resolution photography, social media integration and a clean design optimized for smartphones and tablets. We also utilize partnerships with the leading booking websites like Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz and Booking.com to ensure the maximum amount of reservations and revenue for your property.

2.) Accounting

When you utilize your Pawleys Island beach house or condo as a source of income, you expect detailed reporting and timely statements. Our meticulous accounting department will deliver just that, with convenient direct deposit service for your monthly income checks, yearly 1099 documentation and market-conscious pricing to ensure that your condo or beach house is rented for a competitive and profitable rate.

3.) Housekeeping

The Litchfield Company places the care and well-being of your Pawleys Island condo or beach house as a top priority. Our diligent housekeepers are company employees, not contracted workers, and ensure that each guest to enter your property is greeted with clean and tidy accommodations. In addition to preparing your property for upcoming guests, our housekeepers also perform seasonal inventories of your condo to determine that all your unit’s items are accounted for. And to make sure the busy travel season doesn’t take a toll on your property, we perform seasonal deep cleanings and carpet cleanings to keep your condo or beach house in immaculate condition.

4.) Maintenance

If something goes wrong at your Pawleys Island beach house or condo, you may not be able to drop everything to make a trip down to fix it. That’s where our maintenance team comes in! Our dedicated maintenance personnel are well-trained in general repair in fields like plumbing, electrical work, carpentry and painting. If you’re looking to upgrade appliances, flooring or plumbing fixtures our team members are able to coordinate delivery and installation of these items. We provide 24/7 response for emergency issues like leaks or entry problems. In addition, our maintenance staff will assist in routine tasks like HVAC tests, dryer vent cleaning and filter changes to follow HOA regulations.

With such a robust rental management program, it’s no reason why so many property owners in Pawleys Island have turned to The Litchfield Company to represent their vacation rental. If you’re interested in maximizing the earning potential of your Pawleys Island vacation property, call or email us today to learn how valuable your property can be. After all, you’ve worked hard for your Pawleys Island vacation property. Let it work for you by teaming up with the rental program at The Litchfield Company!
 

Welcome to Coastal Dish: Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort Updates On-Site Restaurant

Exterior of Coastal Dish Restaurant

Welcome to Coastal Dish: Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort Updates On-Site Restaurant

One of the best parts of spending your vacation in the convenience of a beach resort is that you don’t even have to leave the premises to experience a complete and fulfilling getaway. From playing and lounging on the sand at the beach to exercising in the on-site workout facilities to renting bikes and enjoying swimming pools and more, vacation is just easier at a resort! Taking this convenience one step further, Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort also has on-site food and beverage options, including Starbucks, The Deck Tiki Bar, and our newly-renovated restaurant, Coastal Dish Lowcountry Dining.

Exterior of Coastal Dish Restaurant

Coastal Dish can be found in the same place as our previous restaurant, Webster’s, and has undergone construction and design updates, as well as a reboot of the dinner menu. With a focus on family-friendly atmosphere and Lowcountry cuisine, you’ll find a wide variety of culinary options. Choose from appetizers like Coastal Nachos topped with BBQ chicken and the works, Pimento Cheese-Stuffed Jalopenos, and unique starters like Chicken Fried Bacon with Pepper Gravy or Hushpuppied Shrimp with Comeback Sauce. Entrees are impressive as well and feature a range of seafood options like Fried Flounder and Shrimp, Shrimp and Grits, Swordfish, and more. Food selections from the land include slow braised Lamb Ribs, Lowcountry BBQ, and Chicken Alfredo among other favorites. Choose accompanying sides that include macaroni and cheese, french fries, creamed spinach, lima beans, rive and gravy, cole slaw, and more!

If you’re looking for something lighter, Coastal Dish offers a variety of salad and sandwich options. From the Blackened Chicken Cobb to the Coastal Caesar, there’s an option for all salad lovers. Likewise, diners will find a wide range of sandwiches, including our Lowcountry Crab Cake Sandwich, Coastal Burger, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Shrimp Po’ Boy, and much more!

If you’re looking to grab something quick and return to your condo, be sure to browse our delicious pizza menu, where you can order a customized pie made with our delicious house-made red sauce.

Close up on a pepperoni pizza

In addition to our new, exciting dinner menu, Coastal Dish will continue to serve breakfast daily, with a full buffet spread, including morning meal favorites like omelets, grits, eggs, bacon, sausage, oatmeal, fresh fruit, pastries, juice, and coffee. Breakfast hours are from 6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday-Saturday, and from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sundays, so stop by for a quick fill-up before heading for an amazing Pawleys Island beach day!

Stay tuned for future updates on special menu offerings and holiday events. Remember to experience the deliciousness of Lowcountry cuisine at Coastal Dish during your next vacation experience at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort in Pawleys Island, South Carolina.